Celebrating Physical Education in our School
Physical Education - What our children are learning
What we do to keep active:
- Riding bikes or scooters
- Playing football
- Playing tig
- 5 minutes of fun (A song for each class to move around to)
- And lots more!
Making P.E. even better...
We are continuing to use and develop our REAL P.E scheme including the use of self assessment.
We are also hoping to provide more sporting clubs either before or after school.
We are beginning plans to improve the quality of our outdoor play equipment and plan to have an all weather pitch.
Key Stage 1
Children are taught the fundamental movement skills through the guidelines of the National Curriculum which states children must be taught:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Key Stage 2
Children are taught the fundamental movement skills with more breadth and depth through the guidelines of the National Curriculum which states children must be taught:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
At our school swimming lessons are delivered to all pupils in year 5. This is for 18 weeks during the Spring and Summer Terms. By the end of the lessons all pupils should be able to demonstrate:
- A range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
- Swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
Year 6 pupils 2016 - 2017 - 28 pupils completed this successfully.
Year 6 pupils 2017 - 2018 - 31 pupils completed this successfully.
Physical Education - Sports Premium Funding
What is the Sports Premium funding?
The sports premium funding is a grant from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The funding was introduced to continue the Olympic legacy and encourage the next generation to live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Does PE matter in school?
Yes, new research finds that half of all seven year olds do not get enough exercise, 38% of girls at that age take part in the recommended hour of moderate or vigorous exercise a day and one in three young people leave primary school overweight.
The wider benefit
It’s not just about health and fitness, developing high quality PE and sporting opportunities for young people can have an impact across a range of other areas including: their sense of well-being, self-esteem, confidence, discipline and resilience. It is also well evidenced that a positive relationship exists between physical activity and memory, attention and concentration.
Primary aged children participating in as little as 10 minutes of additional organised physical activity a day gain huge benefits in terms of enhanced cognitive function, improved classroom behaviour and consequently enhanced academic performance.
How is the Sports Premium Funding sustainable?
Please click on the link to find out more about this question.
How are we spending this money for the academic year 2019/2020?
This academic year sees us receiving up to £18,000 from the Government. The funding has been doubled as more money is being invested in school sports and active lifestyles. This is to help us sustain the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
We will be having outside providers to work with Staff and pupils to develop our skills in delivering P.E. gymnastics and much more.
We have become members of the Youth Sport Trust. Through this membership we are able to access professional development for our staff as well as keeping us informed of all the developments in sport.
Other funding this academic year will help towards:
- Transport costs when we attend events.
- Updating equipment
- CPD courses
- Membership to other P.E. associations
- Development of outdoor facilities
- Online P.E. resources for the delivery of skills
How have we spent the funding so far?
Please click on the links below to see what we have been doing in the previous academic years.